Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
Freight train by Donald Crews
Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
In the tall, tall grass by Denise Fleming
The aviator's wife: a novel by Melanie Benjamin — Ms. Benjamin will speak at Nicola's Books on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00PM
The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Hummingbird Lake: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream by Neil Young
Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe
String of pearls by Madge Swindells
An absolute scandal: a novel by Penny Vincenzi
The deep blue sea for beginners: a novel by Luanne Rice
Invitation only: a novel by Kate Brian
The A-list. 1 by Zoey Dean
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
Would I lie to you: a Gossip Girl novel by created by Cecily von Ziegesar
Jealous? by Melissa de la Cruz
Splendor: a Luxe novel by Anna Godbersen
2013 Printz Award Winner:
In darkness by Nick Lake
2013 Printz Honors:
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao has been awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature for the year 2013. This heart-moving tale about a captive silverback gorilla was inspired by a true story. Ivan has spent 27 years of his life at The Big Top Mall, a cheap roadside circus attraction, confined to an enclosure of glass, metal, and concrete. He has become numb to his existence, watching TV, dabbling with art, and eating food thrown to him. Bob, a spunky dog, and Stella, an aging elephant are his only friends and companions. Ivan's melancholy life begins to change, however, when Ruby, a young vibrant elephant appears on the scene and Stella dies from neglect. Stella's dying plea to Ivan is help Ruby escape.
"Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Author Honor Books:
"Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson
"No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller" by Vonda Micheaux Nelson
"I, Too, Am America" illustrated by Bryan Collier
Illustrator Honor Books:
"H.O.R.S.E." illustrated by Christopher Myers
"Ellen's Broom" illustrated by Daniel Minter
"I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr." illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Along with the 2013 Caldecott Medal Winner, the 2013 Caldecott Honor books have also been announced. This year five picture books were selected to receive the Caldecott Honor. Those five recipients are:
Creepy carrots! by words, Aaron Reynolds ; pictures, Peter Brown
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen
If you like romance, happy endings, and ongoing stories like Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street or Emily March's Eternity Springs series try…
Little night [large print] by Luanne Rice
Coming home [large print] by Karen Kingsbury
Larkspur Cove [Large print] by Lisa Wingate
Looking for some paranormal adventure mixed with a little romance? Try one of these books:
Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor
The Raven Boys [sound recording] by Maggie Stiefvater
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The iron king by Julie Kagawa
Kia Dupree writes dramatic, intense Urban Fiction. Try some of these if you like Shattered:
The coldest winter ever by Sister Souljah
Push by Sapphire
Section 8: a hood rat novel by K'wan
The road to grace [large print]: the third journal of the walk series by Richard Paul Evans
What doesn't kill you [large print] by Iris Johansen
The beginner's goodbye [large print] by Anne Tyler
The hunter [large print]: a novel by John Lescroart
...here are more books with family secrets lurking in British manor houses.
Chapter 1: The Assembly
“They have failed when we needed them the most,” The old man said in a loud voice. “We must get another group to fulfill this mission and save the universe. We must do this! Are you all with me? This mission must be done. We alone can't stop this, but the right group - only the bravest, smartest, strongest, and most skillful - can stop the sun from exploding.”
In a raspy voice a white clocked man said “yessss, this group mussst be able to get to Sssaturn and get the plassmetic ray ssstaff and sssave the universsse.”
“Do you allow this, high council,” asked a black cloaked man.
“We do,” said the high council at the same time.
“Then, commence operation!”
Location: High Head Quarters, also known as HHQ -
“Sir, we must talk,” said Commander Bob.
“Yes, Commander Bob,” Said Leader Kern.
“We have been approved about the operation. The high council agreed.”
“WHAT? Why would they?
I stared at my toes wiggling in the sand, feeling the wind tug at my loosely braided blond hair when I felt it. I felt a poke in my back. I turned around, having some ridiculous hope that it was a crewmember from the cruise ship. But why would it be? That cruise ship left me stranded here on Gale Island a week ago, taking my parents and everyone else with it. Sadly, it also took my twin brother Adam, too. Adam was the only person that could understand me, and I was the only person that could understand him. Of course, we both had good friends, but we were best friends because we were so much alike. He loved adventures as much as I did, and we always snuck off to get into trouble. I really wished he was there. But, of course no person was there. It was a bottle. It must have fallen from the sand dunes, I thought. I picked up the bottle and gave it a once over. I took a double take. There was a piece of paper coiled up inside!